Rising more than 1,400 feet above Kuala Lumpur, the Petronas Twin Towers were the world’s tallest buildings from 1998 – 2004 when they were surpassed by Taipei 101. They are still officially the world’s tallest twin towers. Tower 1 is home to the offices of Malaysia’s national oil company while Tower 2 is occupied by dozens of other corporate offices. The 2-story Skybridge connecting the towers at the 41st and 42nd floors (where Matt Lauer opened his segment this morning) is the highest 2-story bridge in the world and is not actually connected to the structure. Instead, it is designed to slide in and out of the towers to prevent it from breaking in high winds. The complex (known as KLCC) also features a high-end shopping mall and is surrounded by a 17-acre park with jogging trails, wading pools and a children’s playground. The futuristic KLCC complex symbolizes Kuala Lumpur’s status as the cultural, financial and economic center of Malaysia. For the traveler, Kuala Lumpur offers some of the world’s most affordable 5-star hotels, terrific shopping and an ever-increasing number of gastronomical delights.